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  • Three employees of the railway company involved in last summer's runaway oil train disaster that killed 47 people are due to appear in court Tuesday to face criminal negligence charges.
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  • Officials from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration say two workers were trapped and killed in an accident at a West Virginia coal mine.
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  • Europe's top human rights court in its largest ever judgment ordered Turkey on Monday to pay 90 million euros ($123 million) to Cyprus for its 1974 invasion and the island's subsequent division.
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  • A strong earthquake on the Pacific coast of Mexico shook the capital on Thursday, sending frightened office workers streaming into the streets away from high-rise buildings.
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  • These sweet presents will show the mom in your life you care without breaking bank.
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  • The Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.
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  • See images from the path of destruction carved by dozens of deadly tornadoes
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  • The United States levied new sanctions Monday on seven Russian government officials, as well as 17 companies with links to Vladimir Putin's close associates, as the Obama administration seeks to pressure the Russian leader to deescalate the crisis in Ukraine.
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  • The faithful celebrated across the world as popes John Paul II and John XXIII became saints on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
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  • A middle school teacher is facing a felony charge, after she allegedly gave a student a lap dance for his birthday
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  • Pro Russian armed militants inspect a truck near Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine
  • Pro-Russian forces detained a team of military observers traveling across eastern Ukraine with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Friday, according to a representative of the separatists.
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  • Mourners chant slogans against the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
  • At least three explosions tore through a campaign rally Friday for a militant Shiite group in Iraq's capital ahead of next week's parliamentary election, killing at least 31 people, authorities said.
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  • The Israeli government says it has decided to halt peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a new unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions.
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  • A man known as a serial burglar in the Central Valley was shot to death by a Texas state trooper over the weekend.
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  • A handful of people with Valley ties took part in the Boston Marathon on Monday morning.
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  • Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston.
  • Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others did it to prove something about their sport, the city or their country.
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  • A drug-sniffing K9 helped New York state troopers bust two Fresno men who they say were in possession of more than 26 pounds of heroin.
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  • Twin boys attack carjacker
  • A mother in San Antonio watched helplessly as a thief drove away with her three children, this after, she left them in the car while grabbing a baby bottle.
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  • Killer forgiven at the gallows in Iran
  • Incredible photos show a convicted killer about to be hung at the gallows in Iran just before he is spared - by the victim's family.
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  • Killer forgiven at the gallows in Iran
  • The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute when the mother of his victim forgave him.
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  • State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.
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  • Survivors and supporters find ways to move on after a difficult year.
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  • Ukrainian army troops receive ammunition, with a Ukrainian flag in the back, in a field on the outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists.
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  • The spontaneous memorial honoring victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon has taken on a new life in an exhibit.
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  • Fort Hood shooting: Mental illness among soldiers a silent problem
  • Investigators are trying to determine why an army specialist opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas on Wednesday.
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  • Arthur E. Morgan III, appears for his trial in Monmouth County Superior Court, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Freehold, N.J.
  • A man who tossed his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was still strapped into her car seat was convicted Thursday of her murder.
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  • Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the senior officer on base, speaks with the media outside of an entrance to the Fort Hood military base following a shooting that occurred inside
  • An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.
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  • A book street vendor passes the time on her smart phone as she waits for customers in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
  • In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government.
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  • The Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said four people were killed, including the gunman at Fort Hood.
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  • Valley families react to Fort Hood shooting
  • Action News spoke with two Valley families with loved ones who were on the Fort Hood base during the gunfire.
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  • A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orions co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie controls the pane while searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, Monday, March 31, 2014.
  • A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane was just fishing equipment and not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Monday, in the latest disappointment in the three-week hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue indefinitely.
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  • Washington state authorities say the number of mudslide fatalities will go up substantially within the next two days.
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  • A person opened fire outside the Channel 13 studios in Houston Thursday morning, and was quickly taken into police custody
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  • This graphic released by the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency on Wednesday March 26, 2014, shows satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2014
  • Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane.
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  • A collision between a barge and ship Saturday sent a significant amount of oil into the water
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  • A terminally-ill zoo worker got a goodbye kiss from a giraffe after he was taken to see the animals one last time.
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  • President Barack Obama said the US is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia
  • President Barack Obama says the United States is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine.
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  • Missing Malaysian plane: Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane
  • The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is focused in remote waters far southwest of Australia. The latest information on satellite images being investigated and how the search is being conducted:
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  • The KOMO-TV helicopter apparently was lifting off from its rooftop when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down
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  • An investigator looks over the charred wreckage of a news helicopter and two vehicles after the chopper crashed into a city street near the Space Needle, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle. Two people were killed and another critically injured.
  • A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames Tuesday near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people on board
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  • Bystanders assist first responders at the scene at SXSW festival in Austin, TX early Thursday morning March 13, 2014
  • A third person struck by a suspected drunken driver in Austin last week during the South By Southwest festival died of her injuries Monday, police said.
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  • Ukrainians who live in Fresno are sharing their concerns after an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to join Russia.
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  • A masked member of the newly formed army of Crimea, wearing a ribbon in the colors of the Russian flag, holds his weapon at the gate to a military base in Simferopol, Ukraine, Thursday, March 13, 2014.
  • The top diplomats for Russia and the U.S. voiced pessimism Friday about negotiating an immediate end to the crisis in Ukraine or preventing its strategic Crimea region from voting this weekend to break off from the rest of the country.
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  • Six days after the plane with 239 people aboard disappeared, Malaysian authorities expanded their search westward toward India.
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  • Bystanders assist first responders at the scene at SXSW festival in Austin, TX early Thursday morning March 13, 2014
  • A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said.
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  • An Indonesian Air Force officer draws a flight pattern flown earlier in a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, during a post-mission briefing at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, March 13, 2014.
  • Malaysian authorities expanded their search for the missing jetliner westward toward India on Thursday, saying it may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground.
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  • A car drove into a packed crowd of pedestrians outside a downtown Austin nightclub during the SXSW festival
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  • A news helicopter overhead captured all the action during a wild car chase in Colorado, including multiple carjackings.
  • A news helicopter overhead captured all the action during a wild car chase in Colorado, including multiple carjackings -- See photos.
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  • A news helicopter captured incredible images during a police chase and several carjackings in Colorado as people ran for their lives Wednesday morning.
  • A chase in Colorado that included three carjackings ended after the suspect slammed into another car and tried to flee on foot.
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